The Dallas Cowboys will make it official and release CB Adam Jones on Monday, the Dallas Morning News reported.
The Cowboys announced the move last month, but Monday marks the first day that teams are allowed to make waiver requests for the 2009 season.
The Dallas Morning News had more on the financial impact of Jones’ release:
- The move will save the Cowboys $1 million against the 2009 salary cap because his four-year, $13.3 million deal did not have any guaranteed money. Jones’ six-game suspension last season for an altercation at a Dallas hotel cost him roughly $247,000 in base salary in 2008, and roster and workout bonuses totaling $1.35 million in 2009-10.
The Cowboys acquired Jones via trade during the offseason, even though he missed the entire 2007 season because of a series of off-field incidents.
Jones missed six games in ’08 for violating the league’s player-conduct policy after an Oct. 7 scuffle with a team bodyguard at a Dallas hotel. He missed another game due to injury.
He had 31 tackles, seven passes defensed and one forced fumble on the defensive side of the ball. In the return game, he returned 21 punts for 95 yards (4.5 yards per return) with two fumbles and seven kickoffs for 155 yards (22.1 yards per return) with one fumble.